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% of americans saw president obama won last night's town hall debate. 39% say mitt romney won. with two of the three presidential debates now history, the candidates were out on the campaign trail again today. elizabeth tells us how their messages are being translated today. >> it is back to the campaign trail for the presidential candidate. after a night of spirited sparring. >> not true, governor romney. >> how much did you cut? >> president barack obama and governor mitt romney took the talking points they battled over tuesday night to battleground states. the president writing his post debate momentum to iowa. >> let's recap what we learned last night. the tax plan doesn't add up. jobs plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. >> both candidates made strong pitches to women. the president sporting a pink bracelet. romney had this message at a rally in virginia. >> help me find a good job or a good job for my spouse. and help my kid. make sure my children have a bright future. better schools, and better job opportunities. that's what the women o
to be extremely important tonight. mitt romney needs to appeal to women in particular. a particular part of the voting group. you probably will be hearing him, trying to reach out to women, apole to women, mention his wife quite a few times as he did during the convention. president obama needs to probably acknowledge the shortcomings of his administration, such as they are, and try to convince the american people that four more years of president obama will be more productive in creating jobs in the last four years. so both candidates have a great deal of work to do. the latest polling, derek, as you know, shows the race is tied up. shortly on the cbs evening news, we're going to talk to the president and mitt romney. >> the stakes sky high on this one. therefore the expectations have been ramping up by the hour. do these things live up to all that hype? >> sometimes they do, sometimes not. it depends. as you well know, there have been times, derek, that a single phrase in a debate such as this, has turned a campaign around or breathed new life into a flagging campaign. certainly tha
ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: this ad just released by the obama campaign may preview the president's strategy pointing out foreign policy successes as commander in chief. romney is likely to hit hard on libya. republicans argue the administration's handling of the recent attack there which rutted in the u.s. ambassador's death proves it's time for a change. >> the last couple of weeks with all the problems in libya and the administration's four or five different conflicting statement abouts it may be mitt romney goes in with the upper hand. >> reporter: look for candidates to bring discussions back to the economy as their running natures are doing. >> we're not even creating enough jobs every month just to keep up with the growth of our country's population. we are heading in the wrong direction. he can't run on that record. >> america is not in decline. here's what it is. romney and ryan are in den kneel. >> reporter: -- in denial. >> reporter: vice president biden spoke in ohio where a new poll shows president obama leading. his lea
with visits from both presidential candidates today. mitt romney set to attend a rally tonight. that is after spending the morning over in iowa. about a half hour ago, president obama finished speaking with students at ohio state. today is the last day for ohio residents to register to vote. and battleground, virginia, will play host to governor romney this friday. that's when he is scheduled to be back in the commonwealth this time in richmond. right now, michelle obama wrapped up a rally in leesburg. ken is live with the first lady. ken. >> reporter: derek, if you can hear me okay, this just wrapped up. let me see if we can zoom in here. see what is left of this rally. michelle obama greeting some supporters. they chose loudoun county, the barack obama campaign focusing on what they are calling a grass rootings movement to try and get people to register to vote before october 15. of course that is less than a week away from now. this is the last final push to try and win what many folks have considered a battleground state in this election. throughout this event here, michelle obama spokab
brought his campaign for another visit to virginia. and the president says that romney is suffering of what he is calling romnesia. >> from a local pastor. >> our suffrages. our civil rights. >> i have a very simple answer because i have a daughter. >> reporter: talk was on wooing the women voters. >> and in the 21st century a woman deserves equal pay for equal work. >> reporter: i love his focus on women, it's about time. but the crowd pleasing moment came when president obama coined a new term for romney. >> we need to name this condition he's going through. i think it's called romnesia. >> reporter: accusing him on flip-flopping on major issues. >> i do want to go over some defenses with you. because i want to make sure nobody else catches it. here's the new, obama care covers preexisting conditions. >> polls show romney has narrowed the gap among women voters. both candidates are courting the highly sought after female demographic of undecided female workers. >> he stands for what i believe in which is equality for women, health care affordable for everyone and education for my
: but this is his chance to make up for what was widely perceived as a loss by president obama to mitt romney in last week's debate. >> the vice president is very much looking forward to the debate tonight because there are really clear distinctions between the president and mitt romney even if governor romney is trying to fuzzy up those distinctions in the final weeks of the campaign. >> reporter: biden has done this before debating sarah palin in 2008. it's ryan's biggest ever debate stage. he's talking of studying 40 pounds of paperwork as republicans try to build up biden's debate skills. >> i've known paul for a long, long time. he's always hit the ball out of park, but let me tell you something. this is his first time. joe biden has been doing this since the 1800ism. >> reporter: six new polls show the race tightened after the first presidential debate especially in battleground state of virginia, florida, ohio, wisconsin and colorado. it puts more pressure on candidates tonight. however -- >> if either of these candidates make it about them, i think they're making a mistake. this is
of their second debate a new poll is giving mitt romney edge over president obama in a dozen key swing states. that poll has a margin of error four to six points essentially making it a dead heat, danielle nottingham with a closer look at efforts to get out the vote in virginia. >> reporter: virginia democrat lizy shy is working to get president obama reelected one door at a time. >> is everyone here registered to vote? >> reporter: she and other campaign volunteers have already registered more than 120,000 new virginia voters. >> certainly passionate about people who can vote, making sure that they're able to and their voice heard. >> reporter: four years ago the obama campaign saw an 83% voter turnout in arlington county, virginia. volunteers want a repeat. >> virginia went blue. the demography is good for going blue again. >> reporter: when president obama won virginia in 2008, it was the first time in 44 years that voters here backed the democrats. volunteers at this northern virginia phone bank are working to put the state back in the gop column. >> we've got our clocked cleaned in v
romney and his running mate are said to have appeared here in about 40 minutes. then tomorrow, president obama is scheduled to be in fairfax. we'll take a look at the day after that first debate. >> it's the first day of the rest of the presidential campaign. the denver debate in the mirror. they will hit the campaign trail in battleground states. >> how did dad do last night? [ cheering ] >> reporter: he made a surprise spot here at the action committee. the crowd and the candidates were clearly energized from what is widely viewed as the major debate victory. >> i know that this will be a close fought battle. >> reporter: at the campaign stop, the president took aim at some of romney's debate claims. >> when i got on to the stage, i met a very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but you know it couldn't have been mitt romney, because they have are been running around the country for the last year. and they are showing $5 trillion to pay for the wealthy. and last night, he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: with election day less than five weeks away, it re
their romney sign actually burning in their front yard. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in leesburg where the political climate has heated up literally where one resident had her sign burned to ground. >> it was a little scary. >> reporter: a driver stopped to tell the stevens their yard sign was on fire. >> monday morning there was a knock on the the door. there was a huge fire -- knock at the door. there was a huge fireball in my front yard. >> reporter: the stevens are romney supporters. she took a few snapshots of what was left of their 4 by 8 romney sign in their front yard. >> it is very disheartening and sad that somebody would choose to do this. shame on them, you know. freedom of speech. what's wrong with them? >> reporter: this is a friendly leesburg street where neighbors have differing views both democratic and republican signs up. sufew re, a gns have been stolen but never have they heard of one burning down. >> she has strong political beliefs and she's a good friend and she definitely has the right to put her signs up in her yard. >> reporter: stevens has since put up a
means being an informed voter. tonight, president barack obama and governor mitt romney will make their cases to the american people in their second debate. the town hall style debate is being held at hofstra university here in new york. i'm here in mcclane where we'll be watching the debate and fact checking what the candidates have to say. let's get a quick preview now from stacey cohen. >> packed quite a political punch. president obama's lead evaporated following his weak performance. though his came plan has clearly changed. >> he is coming into this debate. he is energized. people can expect to see a passionate president obama delivering the case for why he has a better plan for the middle class. >> the president appeared confident as he headed for hemstead, new york, and the town hall debate. romney's challenge tonight, relating to every day americans. at hofstra, the candidates can sit, but they walk around and approach the audience. paul ryan has confidence. >> the only way the president thinks he can win is if he can convince you to dislike mitt romney, so he can win
the real october weather will return. >> plus, mitt romney sharpens his attacks on president obama. those stories and more just ahead on 9news. >>> republican, mitt romney, cast barack obama as a weak leader. that assessment came during a speech on foreign policy issues today at the virginia military institute in lexington. romney says the united states should impose tighter sanctions on iran. take a more assertive role in syria and place new conditions on aid to egypt. >>> president obama is raising more cash today in california. he attended a star studded fundraiser in hollywood last night. the president made his first public comment about his debate performance last week. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, they are such great friends and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> the president and mitt romney will face foreign policy questions during their next debate in eight days. vice president joe biden and paul ryan will meet in kentucky for their one and only debate this thursday and we'll be right back. >>> disturbing new detail
, the candidates are focusing their attention on colorado. president barack obama and governor mitt romney are making final preparations for their first debate. tomorrow night's focus, domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy and jobs. joe biden spent his day campaigning in north carolina and republican running mate is due to arrive in charlottesville, virginia, tonight. >>> in pennsylvania, a judge has blocked that state's voter id requirement from taking effect by this election day. the judge says he's not quite convinced that every voter would be able to get a valid id in time. republicans who support the new law says it is aimed at keeping people have voting more than once. democrats, however, argue that it's aimed at keeping the elderly and minorities from voting at all. >> wusa9 is your go to station tomorrow night for the debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today. beginning at 9:00 p.m., u.s.a. today reporters are fact checking what the candidates have to say. you can watch the analysis live at wusa9.com. this morning, u.s.a. today white house correspondent talked w
's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> elmo has to watch out, too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> and finally, it's what supporters had hoped he would have brought up at the debate, the 47% comment made by romney at a fund raising event missing the portion of americans expected to vote for the president. >> it takes more than one party. it certainly can't happen if you are willing to write off half the nation before you take office. >> surrounded by supporters. >> we are strong and we're going to contin fighting forward. >> mr. obama hopes to keep the swing state of virginia blue for the second time in 48 years. >> if you'll vote for me in november, we will win a fairfax county again. >> at george mason university, surae chin 9news now. >> as you know, there are two more presidential debates. the next scheduled for tuesday, october 16. >>> the new estimate puts the deficit for the 2012 budget year at $1.1 trillion. this is the fourth straight year of trillion dollar deficits under president
ticket's budget plan would be for the middle class. >>> right now mitt romney and paul ryan are wrapping up a campaign appearance in lancaster, pennsylvania. earlier in the day romney was in richmond for a rally of his own and asked the crowd if they think they're better off today than four years ago. >> with one out of six people living in poverty, with half our kids coming out of college not able to get a job or a college level job, this campaign has been focusing on saving -- his campaign has been focusing on saving big bird. my campaign is going to focus on saving the american family and getting good jobs and rising income together. >> president obama did not have any campaign appearances earlier today and tonight he's scheduled to head out to dinner with winners of a fundraising push for his reelection bid. >>> if you plan on voting in maryland, d.c. or virginia in the upcoming november election and have not registered to vote yet, you better get going. in virginia you only have until monday. tuesday is the deadline in maryland and in d.c. your only option at this point is to regist
and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> virginia's candidates are spending the day in northern virginia for campaign 20 we know. george allen -- 2012. george allen joined a group for a roundtable and later met with the association of realtors. in a little more than an hour democrat tim contain will have a gathering at st. paul church in woodbridge. he held a women's meeting in fairfax this morning. house majority leader eric cantor is set to debate an opponent for only the second time since being elected to congress in 2000. cantor, a republican from virginia's 7th district will debate democrat wayne powell, a lawyer and retired army colonel making his first run for public office. the debate is in richmond tonight set for one hour and focus on the big issue, the economy. >>> wednesday will be the first president al debate between president obama and governor mitt romney. domestic policy will be the theme in denver and we here at wusa9 are your go to debate station wednesday night. if
. the 93-year-old might be signaling for report from mitt romney. after meeting grah at his north carolina home last week, the reverend's website removed a reference to mormonism as we know he is of the mormon faith. >>> no matter who you are voting for come november, you're running out of time to make sure that you're registered. tomorrow is the deadline to do so in the district, but at this point you can only do so in person at the city's board of elections office. the deadlines to register in maryland and virginia have already passed. we've got more on voter registrations at wusa9.com. click on campaign 2012. >>> still ahead tonight, 40 years to the day congressman acted the clean act. we'll take a look at the impact on the local rivers. >>> in 1969, the river caught fire, mainly from all the pollution in the waters. that helped spark the environmental movement that came up with the passage of the clean water act 40 years ago today. our erica road takes a look at how the local water ways have benefited since that time. >> reporter: the potomac river is an inviting spot for boating, fish
. no comment from the obama campaign. the romney camp told us we have nothing to do with these texts. by the way, flannery is on the board of directors at the fairfax county chamber of commerce. and the chamber's former vice president of government relations. andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> all right, and many of our viewers tell us they've already reported this to the fcc. in fact the fcc rules ban many text messages sent to mobile phones using an autodialer unless you give consent to receive the messages or some sort of emergency. go our website wusa9.com for the link to the fcc. >>> the president spent the day in new jersey surveying sandy's aftermath. he took afears hand -- a firsthand tour of the damage with governor christie. he said the federal government will be helping with clean-up efforts. >>> there was speculation that the storm would delay this week's employment report. the last one before the election. but today, the department of labor says it will be out on time. amtrak is slowly restoring service along the northeast corridor tonight. but is still not operating through
. he wrapped up his day in ohio before he's back in washington d.c. tonight. mitt romney kept his focus on the buckeye state all day long. remember no republican has ever captured the white house without winning ohio. >>> a former fbi agent runs down an 18-year-old in a deadly drunk driving crash. today a jury finds adrian johnson guilty of that crime. ken molestina joins us live from upper marlboro with details. >> reporter: this was a very emotional day for all those involved, especially the family of the loved ones of the victims who say today justice was indeed served. it was in february of 2011 that along garner was killed and his close friend badly injured following a drunken crash involving then fbi agent adrian johnson. police say johnson was driving on the wrong side of the road drunk and speeding driving down a rural road in brandywine when he slammed into garner's car. the 18-year-old had just graduated from given park high school. the -- from gwynn park high school. the loved ones spent their time following a crusade since his death and today they got it. >> my family has g
metro area. west of i-81. romney might even see a snow flake in winchester and frederick county. in fact bill a snow flake over the next hour or so. give us an e-mail if you have. still 41 in bethesda. 42 great falls, 40 fairfax and 42 in college park and looking at 41 in laurel and also 41 in rockville. so breezy can cool. just a few showers tonight. nothing heavy. grab a jacket. mainly dry for the morning commute. but the kids will need a jacket in the morning. temperatures will start out in the 30s and 40s. so for tonight mostly cloudy, breezy cold. showers, mountain snows. 36 to 42. now tomorrow morning, we're look at mostly cloudy skies. maybe a shower. 30s and 40s. winds still southwest at 10 to 15. so still breezy. and then by afternoon, variable clouds could see a break in the action maybe a shower. high temps around 55. and winds west southwest at 10 to 15. next three days, maybe a shower tomorrow. 54. we'll go green on thursday and friday. 55 on thursday. perhaps a shower. a nice way the finish the week. -- to finish the week. more sunshine. in fact notice more sunshine here bu
. >>> hurricane sandy having an impact on the race for president already. republican challenger mitt romney canceled an appearance for sunday in virginia beach because of concerns about that storm. sandy is kicking up waves and dumping rain on florida already and while the timing could hardly be worse. >> this is the worst timing for a storm. you have fall ending. there's a lot of loose branches. so the storm itself will be bad, but i worry about the aftermath, people being caught without power. >> the deaths of at least 40 people in the caribbean are now being blamed on hurricane sandy. >>> we've got to take advantage of this weekend to protect ourselves and our homes from the storm. here are some important things to put on your to do list. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in northwest washington where many of us know what it's like to be in total darkness for days. that's why it's crucial to to have your home protected and stocked up with candles or flashlights. it's important to take care of any tree trimming you need to do and don't forget to clean out the gutters, charge your phone, fill
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